Donkeys, like many people, are stubborn creatures.

If you try to push them, they won’t move.

If you try to pull them, they won’t move.

Even if you hit them with a stick, if they have put their mind to it, they still won’t move.

You can’t force them to move, but you can entice them.

An apple, a handful of hay, perhaps a sugar cube might get them going.

A kind word wouldn’t hurt either.

Remember that next time you are looking to persuade someone.

You can’t force them, but you can entice them.